San Rafael Arcángel

Description
This especially fine figure of St. Raphael the Archangel, was carved in the 18th century. Rafael is one of several archangels (high-ranking angels) who exist in Christian, Jewish, and Muslim traditions.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
santo
Date made
18th century
depicted
Saint Raphael
Physical Description
handmade (overall production method/technique)
wood; paint; metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 65 cm x 41.1 cm x 25.1 cm; 25 9/16 in x 16 3/16 in x 9 7/8 in
Place Made
Puerto Rico: Ponce, Utuado
ID Number
1997.0097.0785
accession number
1997.0097
catalog number
1997.0097.0785
subject
Cultures & Communities
Puerto Rico
Religion
Saints
Vidal
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Home and Community Life: Ethnic
Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Title
Saint Raphael the Archangel
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal

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